Knife attacker who stabbed 7 people in Russian shot dead by police

Seven people were wounded in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut and the man, who apparently stabbed passers-by on the street at random, was shot dead by police.

State-owned RIA Novosti news agency reports that the injured people have been taken to hospital, where two are in a critical condition.

Russia’s Investigations Committee said it had identified the attacker and was checking his psychological history. The attacker was a local resident born in 1994. So far, no motive has been established yet.

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